Let us hate this vain life, and let us only crave Christ, the saint. We do not know, brethren, when our death will come. None of us knows the time or the day of separation. Suddenly, as we walk and enjoy the pleasures on earth, the order comes to take the soul away from the body, and the sinner departs from this world on the day one does not expect it, while his soul is full of sins.
Saint Ephraim the Syrian